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The Initiation of Sarah (1978)
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The Initiation of Sarah (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A withdrawn young girl joins an unpopular sorority in college. It turns out she has psychic and telekinetic powers, and she uses them against a rival sorority.
Style: scary, offbeat, bleak, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: school, college, teenage life, vengeance, youth, supernatural, friendship, supernatural ability, mystery, mentally unstable, danger, curses spells and rituals, college life, prank, rivalry, power relations, teenager, dog, witch, demon, telekinesis, paranormal phenomena, occult, female protagonist, supernatural power ...
Time: 70s

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Most similar movies to The Initiation of Sarah

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and suspense films with plots about danger, supernatural, youth, curses spells and rituals, deadly, rivalry and teenage life mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Initiation of Sarah: Little Witches (1996), The Source (2002), Detention (2010), The Spell (1977), 5ive Girls (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Initiation of Sarah (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sorority girl unwittingly becomes the focus of a battle between good and evil.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: college, sorority, secret society, siblings relations, college life, betrayal, danger, youth, sister sister relationship, supernatural ability, supernatural power, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Little Witches (1996)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six misfit schoolgirls at an all-girl Catholic high school, left alone at the school for Easter week, get mixed up with the occult and witchcraft after an old Satanic temple is found underneath the church where they attend as well as an old book of ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, bleak, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: occult, witch, nun, supernatural, supernatural ability, escapades, curses spells and rituals, youth, rivalry, girls' boarding school, demon, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 3.9
 672
The Source (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Four outcast teenagers acquire mystical powers that allow them to become gods on campus, with deadly consequences.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, suspense, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, supernatural, supernatural ability, teenage life, vengeance, teenage love, prank, danger, social misfits, youth, rivalry, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 3.0
 893
Detention (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of high school students are sent to Detention. Abandoned and locked in, images of Ghosts appear as they attempt to escape, only to find themselves connected to a past horrific death and made responsible for it with their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough ...
Plot: slasher, ghost, confined, school, danger, supernatural, high school, high school life, isolation, youth, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 667
The Spell (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A distraught mother must cope with her embittered daughter who has the ability to cause "accidents" to happen.
Style: rough, offbeat, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, revenge, torment, telekinesis, occult, teenager, family relations, eating disorder, imaginary, supernatural ability, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.4
 3K
5ive Girls (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five wayward teenage girls are sent to a reformatory and discover they possess unique powers to battle the ancient demon, Legion, which holds thrall over the sinister institution.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, scary, serious
Plot: healing power, demon, girls' boarding school, good versus evil, supernatural, supernatural ability, youth, rivalry, danger, curses spells and rituals, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.6
 554
Voodoo (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Andy comes to campus in order to be close to his girlfriend Rebecca. Since he needs a place to stay he joins one of the college fraternities. However, a strange looking man warns him that the fraternity is just a cover-up for the weird voodoo cult.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, mind bending, cult film
Plot: voodoo, zombie, supernatural, friendship, college, curses spells and rituals, youth, superhuman powers, on the run, college life, wizards and magicians, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 2.6
 158
Blood Legend (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young witch gathers her coven to methodically fulfill her uncle's demands to help resurrect a demon lover from centuries past. Believing that she has completed her tasks she waits for the resurrection and her eternal rewards only to find ...
Style: scary, serious, surprise ending
Plot: danger, ghost, supernatural ability, deadly, escapades, supernatural, school, vengeance, imaginary, rivalry, prank, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 3.4
 620
Voodoo Academy (2000)
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Christopher has just enrolled at the prestigious Carmichael Bible College, managed by the somewhat unusual Mrs. Bouvier. After some unexplained disappearances, Christopher does some exploring and discovers that Mrs. Bouvier and the Reverend ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, captivating, scary, offbeat
Plot: black magic, college, wizards and magicians, supernatural, danger, youth, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, clergy, rivalry, voodoo, demon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Brotherhood III: Young Demons (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of devil-may-care teenagers discover they've mistakenly called upon the Prince of Darkness in this flashy horror story.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, homoerotic, cult film
Plot: high school, supernatural, youth, danger, school, mentally unstable, crimes, zombie, prank, slasher, escapades, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 2.5
 517
The Cry (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In New York, detective Alex Scott is investigating with his partner Sergio Perez the disappearance of several children. When they visit the Mexican witch Gloria, the woman advises that a powerful evil force is chasing the reincarnation of her son ...
Style: bleak, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, missing child, reincarnation, imaginary, mentally unstable, supernatural ability, investigation, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 16th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Grace: The Possession (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A unique horror film told from the first-person perspective of Grace - a naive, virginal college freshman trying to deal with campus culture and her outgoing roommate as an evil entity takes over her body and unleashes chaos.
Style: psychological, stylized, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demon, college, exorcism, demonic possession, supernatural, youth, danger, curses spells and rituals, teenage girl, grandmother granddaughter relationship, religious, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 2.7
 298
The Sisterhood (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Christine (Jennifer Holland) and Reagan (Kate Plec) are a pair of young women who get to know each other when they end up sharing a dorm room in college. Christine is a studious type who is still getting over a family tragedy, while Reagan never ...
Style: serious, suspense, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: vampire, college, supernatural, supernatural ability, youth, danger, escapades, good versus evil, rivalry, woman in danger, teenage life, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Stranger in Our House (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A country family of five takes in cousin Julia, whose parents recently perished in a car crash. Julia extends her influence over the family and those around them, fooling all except for Rachel, the teenaged girl who knows her cousin is up to no ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: family relations, demon, teenager, occult, voodoo, small community, housekeeper, witchcraft, witch, summer, possession, obsession ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Dream Within a Dream (2011)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six high school students, WILL, CHARLIE, BARTOK, TODD, STEVIE and LINDA, are handed invitations to a party by the school’s mysterious and enigmatic new student, SADDLER. However, once they enter Saddler’s house, they are each somehow magically ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, homoerotic
Plot: supernatural, teenage life, confined, youth, supernatural ability, danger, witch, black magic, curses spells and rituals, estate, party, haunted house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Survival Island (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Teens trapped on an island are haunted by a demon hidden inside...a pinata.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: island, pinata, slasher, gory, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, danger, rivalry, deadly, escapades, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Mirror Mirror (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Shy teenager Megan moves to a new town with her widowed mother and quickly becomes the most unpopular girl in high school. But when she starts to communicate with a mysterious mirror, her tormentors begin to meet with a horrifying series of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, gothic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, danger, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, punk, high school, nightmare, death, reflection, insanity, hallucination, female director ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.3
 1K
The Telling (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In this horror anthology film, three girls pledge the most popular - and cruelest - sorority on campus. For their final task, they must tell the scariest story they know. Containing three distinct stories - one featuring a murderous doll, one a ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, sorority, undead, party, supernatural, deadly, prank, danger, youth, supernatural ability, mystery, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Are You in the House Alone? (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Teenage girl is plagued by harassing phone calls. Her fear mounts when she's babysitting at a neighbor's home one evening and the caller rings her at that number.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, stalking, rock, high school, rivalry, best friends, mentally unstable, youth, mystery, deadly, mind game, danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
After Midnight (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Horror anthology about a college professor (Zada) teaching a course called "The Psychology of Fear". He brings his students (including psychic McWhirter) to his home, one dark and stormy night to tell scary stories. The first involves a ...
Style: anthology, mind bending, scary, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, vengeance, afterlife, urban, slasher, psychopath, urban legend, teenage girl, stalker, professor, social relations, power relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tim and Allie seek shelter in a remote desert compound after becoming lost and stranded. A strange Manson-like character, Preacher, reluctantly allows them inside with strict orders to be gone by morning and not wander "where you are not ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: religions or cults, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, isolation, youth, deadly, confined, danger, supernatural ability, off the road, farmhouse, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Long Time Dead (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of British students embark on summoning spirits on a Ouija board after a night of clubbing. But someone breaks the link before they have finished and now a demon is trapped in their world and the only way to banish it, is for all the people ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, british horror
Audience: teens
Plot: spirit, seance, genie, murder, youth, supernatural, danger, deadly, serial killer, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Kill Katie Malone (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: College students and best friends Ginger Matheson, Jim Duncan, and Kyle "Dixie" Canning, pool their cash to buy a "ghost" in an online auction. The three think it's all a goof, but once they open up the antique box to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, vengeful ghost, deadly, danger, supernatural, buddies, ghost, best friend, murder, chaos and mayhem, vengeance, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 1K
Ouija Board (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Yu-jin and her blind mother move to a small village from Seoul. On her first day at the new school, Yu-jin gets picked on by her classmates. Along with other victims of hatred, Yu-jin puts a curse on the four girls tormenting them through a Ouija ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, ouija board, curse, vengeance, youth, danger, supernatural, rivalry, deadly, mute or deaf, village, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
House of Fears (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The night before a local haunted house opens for Halloween, six friends sneak in for a few hours of fun. Soon after entering, they find themselves trapped inside with no way out.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, halloween, ghost, confined, haunted house, survival, teenage life, crimes, deadly, danger, supernatural power, evil clown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
I've Been Waiting for You (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a California teen with an interest in the occult moves to a New England town, she finds that the town teens believe she is a witch sent to seek revenge on the descendants of the people who originally killed another witch a hundred years ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, slasher, witch, teen angst, revenge, mysterious character, single parent, ghost, supernatural ability, deadly, youth, escapades ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Nobody Gets Out Alive (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of college students escape their troubled lives but only to find themselves fighting for their lives from a revenge seeking mad man.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, survival, danger, vengeance, friendship, in the woods, strong violent content, youth, rivalry, deadly, slasher, camp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.8
 475
Trespassers (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Tyler is a surfer who constantly searches for good surfing spots. When he's traveling through Mexico, he finds one of the best places he has ever seen. He invites his brother Colin to join him and his friends in surfing the wild Mexican waves. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: survival, supernatural, ghost, wilderness, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, danger, buddies, leadership, rivalry, youth, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A dog that is a minion of Satan terrorizes a suburban family.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: dog, german shepherd, family relations, reincarnation, supernatural, dangerous animal, danger, curses spells and rituals, hell, creature feature, demon, boy dog relationship ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.9
 415
The Doorway (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four young college students agree to fix up an abandoned home for rent, only to discover the demons within and an open doorway... to Hell.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, suspense, scary ...
Plot: heroic mission, danger, supernatural ability, demon, afterlife, uncover truth, ghost, obsessive quest, good versus evil, rivalry, supernatural, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, ireland, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%